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“Loss After Loss After Loss”: Dam Destruction in Ukraine

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The flooded town of Oleshky, Ukraine, after the June 6 destruction of the Nova Kakhovka dam, June 10, 2023.
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In the early morning of June 6, the Nova Kakhovka dam in southern Ukraine was destroyed, flooding dozens of towns and villages on both sides of the Dnipro River.

In the ensuing days, Tanya, 61, lost everything she had.

Tanya lives on Nizhnyaya Street in Oleshky, a town on the Dnipro’s left bank that Russian forces have occupied since April 2022. Ninety percent of Oleshky was flooded, with some areas practically disappearing underwater.

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Source:: Human Rights Watch


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